China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is a vast country in Eastern Asia about the same size as the United States of America with the world's largest population of almost 1.4 billion citizens.
Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities; the population is mainly Cantonese Chinese but British influence is quite visible.
We treat two adjacent areas together as the Northern Central Region of China.
Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, China, and its second largest city after Shanghai.
Southwest China is the most exotic area of China, home to many minority ethnic groups.
Shanghai is the largest and most developed city in China, the country's main center for finance and fashion, and one of the world's most populous and important cities.
The Southern Central Region of China is largely an agricultural area, but it has some quite large cities and considerable industry as well.
Northeast China. In ancient times, this was an area of steppes and fierce nomadic tribes, outside the Great Wall built to protect China from those tribes.
Shenzhen is one of the most populous and richest cities in China.
North West China was historically a border region with the beginning of the ancient Silk Road, much desert terrain, and mainly Muslim inhabitants including some nomads and rather fierce tribal groups.
Hangzhou is in Zhejiang Province, China. It is one of the most important tourist cities in China, famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritage.
Macau is a Special Administrative Region of China and one of the world's most densely populated spots.
Dalian is the second largest city in Liaoning Province, Dongbei, China and the largest port in northern China as well as a major destination for Chinese tourists.
East China is a key area of China historically, politically, and economically.
Southeast China has always been outward-looking. Many of China's mariners and traders have come from this region and most overseas Chinese can trace their ancestry to the Southeast.
Popular Destinations in East Asia
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